The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

  A Cool Reprieve The Guadalupe River lovingly called “the Guad” by locals of the Lone Star state, winds and meanders its way through Texas Hill Country. It flows past carved out limestone cliffs and mounds of gnarled cypress roots looking like they are dipping their toes in the river as they reach for water. A favorite destination for locals and visitors alike who are trying to escape some of Texas’ sweltering hot summer humidity. Thousands will travel to this cool water mecca over the course of a summer for a day of kayaking, tubing or rafting.

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Foodie Gems of Shreveport, Louisiana

Foodie Gems of Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport has been a foodie mecca for diverse regional dishes since its founding in 1836. Shreveportites are infamous for putting their own unique spin on recipes that have been handed down or brought from other countries. This is but a small sampling of delectable morsels you can offer your palate when you visit Shreveport-Bossier City. 

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Marker Cellars Wine Pairing and Texas Wine History

Marker Cellars Wine Pairing and Texas Wine History

Sweet nectar from the high plains of Texas Alvord, Texas –  Marker Cellars in the Red River Valley hosted their first wine pairing and Texas wine history event. Texas Wine History I was invited to join a small group of Texas wine lovers to enjoy an evening sampling bold Texas flavor matched with pasta, dried fruit, nuts, assorted cheese, and cannolis. Mark Rogers, the owner of Marker Cellars, taught us some interesting tidbits about Texas wine history. Native American Indian tribes used wild Vitis rotundifolia, also known as muscadine grapes, in much of their diet. Muscadine grapes are packed with

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Natchitoches – Louisiana’s Best Kept Secret

Natchitoches – Louisiana’s Best Kept Secret

  Remnants of Natchitoches French Creole and Spanish roots are evident in its historical cotton plantations, and 19th-century landmark buildings. Natchitoches – A Road Trip To Louisiana’s Hidden Gem Natchitoches (pronounced nack-a-tish), settled in 1714 it is the oldest settlement in

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Sprinkles Cupcake ATM: A pink bundle of joy putting smiles on people’s faces 

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM: A pink bundle of joy putting smiles on people’s faces 

Cupcakes and ATM’s, two words not typically associated with each other in a sentence and definitely not as a thing. But it is and it is delivering an assortment of moist morsels satisfying sugary cravings any time – day or night. The Cupcake Craving There you are. It is 2 a.m. and you have a killer craving for cake. But here is the problem, you don’t want to make it. It’s 2 a.m., you don’t want to make a bunch of

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Sunset Plaza Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Sunset Plaza Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  Welcome to Sunset Plaza Resort and Spa I pass through a security gate, and as I round the corner of the curved drive a grand

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Pisa ~ An Authentic Discovery

Pisa ~ An Authentic Discovery

  Finding the real Pisa When we vacation, we love to get off the beaten path and

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Why Visit Huntsville, Alabama

Why Visit Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama Diverse, unique, and eclectic. It is a land where you will find lush, rolling green hills

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Space Camp and the Empty Nest

Space Camp and the Empty Nest

Space Camp – An Empty Nest Journey 3, 2, 1, mark. Pilot, you are a go to start auxiliary

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This is why Shreveport ~ Bossier City, Louisiana should be on your radar!

This is why Shreveport ~ Bossier City, Louisiana should be on your radar!

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GO HERE ~ DO THIS ~ EAT THAT

GO HERE ~ DO THIS ~ EAT THAT

Interactive map ~ Click on flagged locations for details

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Tampa Has A Riverwalk?

Tampa Has A Riverwalk?

Did you know that Tampa, Florida has a boardwalk? I did not. What a pleasant and fun discovery that was.  The River Boardwalk

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Tintoque

Tintoque

Old World Meets Contemporary Flair. What do you get when you mix generations of tested recipes from

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Flyboarding in Puerto Vallarta

Flyboarding in Puerto Vallarta

Flyboarding in Puerto Vallarta Tick! That is the sound of checking an item of my bucket list. What was it? Flyboarding. It has been on my “gotta do it!” list for several years. Right next to swimming with manta rays (watch the video here) – which, by the way, felt like I was staring in my own National Geographic movie!

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Mexican Bus – Myth Busted

Mexican Bus – Myth Busted

Would there be chickens? I put my coins in the meter and got on the bus, a Mexican bus. Thanks to Hollywood and an over active imagination, I had

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Food Truck – Not just an American thing

Food Truck – Not just an American thing

Food Truck Love. Oh, my word! I could not believe my eyes. I found a little bit of home in this diverse Mexican city. A city with eclectic neighborhoods, rich with old world Mexican charm and modern flair, one that is home to

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Once you visit Puerto Vallarta, can you forget?

Once you visit Puerto Vallarta, can you forget?

Puerto Vallarta As my last night in Puerto Vallarta comes to a close my mind I find myself thinking of things that I have seen, learned, and experienced.

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Gaby’s – A Mexican Tradition

Gaby’s – A Mexican Tradition

***Gaby’s Restaurant was visited during a press trip sponsored by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. The views and opinions are my own. ***   Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Gringo Gulch is family owned Gaby’s Restaurant. Gaby’s has been delivering authentic Mexican flavors since 1989. The stuffed avocado was absolutely delicious for a light lunch! I would highly recommend it. Pair it with the shrimp cocktail, shown below. The comfortable and relaxed atmosphere makes Gaby’s a welcome spot to sit and People watch. After you have recharged with a cold refreshing cerveza check out the light house, located behind Gaby’s. You

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Texas Renaissance Festival – a party for your eyes

Renaissance Festival – transport your self to another world and another time. Last year at the Texas Renaissance Festival we had such a good time! Of course, we had to visit the King’s Bar The parade is always fun to watch #renaissance #texas  

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#flashbackfriday

There are so many caves to explore! Read about the ones that I have explored so far. What other caves would you recommend?

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